Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sentimental Sunday - A Triostar and a Prayer

Stromanthe sanguinea ‘Triostar’

Triostar is a member of the prayer plant family and is native to the rain forests of Brazil.  At dusk the leaves fold up like hands held upright in prayer.  

I brought this plant home with me following my mother's funeral in January of 2012.  It was given in her memory by Sallie and Leon B.

Three years later, this plant is still as beautiful as it was on the day of my mother's funeral.  It reminds me of one of her handwritten prayers I found while going through her belongings.

Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight
and give your angels and saints charge over those who sleep
Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ
Rest your weary ones
Bless your dying ones
Soothe your suffering ones
Pity your afflicted ones
Shield your joyous ones
And all for your love's sake

Psalm 103:1-5
Isaiah 58:13-14


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday - Fannie Pearl Halsell

Fannie Pearl Edmonds

Born on August 11, 1891

Daughter of
William Newell Edmonds and Laura Smith

Sister to
Mary, William Adonis "Bill", Willis Powell, Samuel Jackson, Paul,
Silas, Alphonso Hilliard "Punch", James Thomas, Charles Douglas,
Bruce and Martha Rebecca

Wife of
Arthur Halsell

Mother to
Laura Mae and Arthur, Jr. "Buck"

Died on December 8, 1965
Buried in Rose Hill Cemetery
Sycamore, Clark County, Arkansas

Fannie Pearl Edmonds Halsell was my paternal great aunt through her brother and my grandfather, Bruce Edmonds.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday's Obituary - Lula Steele Stubbs

Mexia Daily News - 11/24/1959

Lula Steele

Born on March 5, 1866

Daughter of
Francis Marion "Frank" Steele and Lucinda Chisum

Sister to
Lydia Frances, Louella "Ella", Isham Alfonso "Al", 
Mary Allye "Madie" and Lena Rhoda

Wife to
Nelson Foster Ferguson
James Henry Harrison Stubbs

Mother to
Elmer Ferguson
Vera Inez Stubbs

Died on November 23, 1959
Buried in the Thornton Cemetery
Thornton, Limestone County, Texas

Lula Steele was my paternal great grand aunt through her brother and my great grandfather, Isham Alfonso "Al" Steele.

Tombstone photograph was taken by FindAGrave member, couchpotato.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday - Samuel Jackson Edmonds

Samuel Jackson Edmonds

Born on January 14, 1890

Son of
William Newell Edmonds and Laura Smith

Brother to
Mary, William Adonis, Willis Powell, Fannie Pearl, Paul, Silas,
Alphonso Hilliard "Punch", James Thomas, Charles Douglas, 
Bruce and Martha Rebecca

Husband of
Maude S. Calhoun

Father to
Frances Elizabeth Pippen

Died on February 19, 1944
Buried in the Cogbill Cemetery
Wynne, Cross County, Arkansas

Samuel Jackson Edmonds was my paternal great uncle.

Tombstone photographs were taken by FindAGrave members, Don and Pam Childers.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Blessings to All!

May the peace of God which surpasses all understanding
guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
~Philippians 4:7